June 15, 2019 Subject:
The Monster Maker was the Real Monster
Good clean fun - so to speak - for a spooky late night viewing. There is never any doubt that the "Monster Maker" will get his in the end - and its a decent hour's viewing to see how he gets it. J. Carrol Naish (Dr. Igor Markoff) is very good, with a rather chilling performance as a tightly wound, maniac. Ralph Morgan (Andrew Lawrence) gives a credible performance as a concert pianist turned in a monster-like human through acromegaly injections received courtesy of Markoff. In reality, the disease cannot be transmitted by injection - however, in those days, who knew?. Both Tala Birell (Maxine) and Wanda McKay (Patricia Lawrence) give good performances. And, good work by Ace the Wonder Dog (Ace). The other actors are okay - at least they don't embarrass themselves. Glenn Strange has a small part as Markoff's servant and strong-arm man, Giant.
George Zucco played these roles all the time, and played them better. Naish does a good job with what he has, however, as the scientist obsessed with a woman who resembles his dead wife. Glenn Strange appears as his butler / thug, and it's nice to hear him speak normally and not in some "monster voice" or like a dimwit.
October 18, 2013 Subject:
But oh, the acting. If you want to waste a nice hour, watch this. :) It is a little cheesy but does the job on an old scary movie night.
January 2, 2011 Subject:
The Monster Maker, Where The Hell Was The Film Maker..?...J. Carrol Naish Went The Way Of The Rambler..!..pay no attention to that iggo...he's still watching powerpuff girls..!
June 24, 2010 Subject:
"bob" the doowop monkey
Please ignore. We know that it enjoys throwing its feces at humans.